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The Effects of Salt Contamination on Coating Performance The Effects of Salt Contamination on Coating Performance The Effects of Salt Contamination on Coating Performance The Effects of Salt Contamination on Coating Performance


A discussion of salt contamination on coating performance, risk assessment techniques and test methods before coating application and some...

The Best Process for Distilling Waste Solvents The Best Process for Distilling Waste Solvents The Best Process for Distilling Waste Solvents The Best Process for Distilling Waste Solvents


Distilling and reusing solvents, instead of paying a company to haul it away and buying new solvents, makes more sense to the margins and...

Quiz: Anti-Graffiti Coatings and Corrosion Quiz: Anti-Graffiti Coatings and Corrosion Quiz: Anti-Graffiti Coatings and Corrosion Quiz: Anti-Graffiti Coatings and Corrosion


Anti-graffiti coatings can be used to help lower cleaning and repainting costs and deter further vandalism. Some coatings may also assist...

Is Surface Preparation for Concrete Repairs a Fad? Is Surface Preparation for Concrete Repairs a Fad? Is Surface Preparation for Concrete Repairs a Fad? Is Surface Preparation for Concrete Repairs a Fad?


Proper attention to surface preparation is essential to achieve a robust bond between repair materials and the existing concrete substrate....

Salt Limits to Prevent Premature Coating Failures Salt Limits to Prevent Premature Coating Failures Salt Limits to Prevent Premature Coating Failures Salt Limits to Prevent Premature Coating Failures


The presence of non-visible residual surface salts and their impact on life cycle coating performance is well documented, yet no widespread...

IOZ Coating Surface Preparation Is Easier than You Think IOZ Coating Surface Preparation Is Easier than You Think IOZ Coating Surface Preparation Is Easier than You Think IOZ Coating Surface Preparation Is Easier than You Think


From edge treatment to salt removal, the requirements for applying single-coat inorganic zinc silicate (IOZ) coatings are not difficult for...

Problems Caused by the Lack of Clarity & Definition in Coating Specifications Problems Caused by the Lack of Clarity & Definition in Coating Specifications Problems Caused by the Lack of Clarity & Definition in Coating Specifications Problems Caused by the Lack of Clarity & Definition in Coating Specifications


Common disputes on coating application projects often originate in the coating specification. When the specification is unclear, it can...

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Each of the various types of wet abrasive blasting techniques offers advantages for certain situations. Three types are examined:...

The Tuberculation Battle: How to Effectively Use the Unidirectional Flushing Method The Tuberculation Battle: How to Effectively Use the Unidirectional Flushing Method The Tuberculation Battle: How to Effectively Use the Unidirectional Flushing Method The Tuberculation Battle: How to Effectively Use the Unidirectional Flushing Method


Tuberculation is a common problem associated with aging metal iron pipes. In an attempt to improve operational efficiency and overall water...

How to Prevent Premature Coating Failures by Removing Soluble Salt Contaminants during Surface Preparation How to Prevent Premature Coating Failures by Removing Soluble Salt Contaminants during Surface Preparation How to Prevent Premature Coating Failures by Removing Soluble Salt Contaminants during Surface Preparation How to Prevent Premature Coating Failures by Removing Soluble Salt Contaminants during Surface Preparation


Here we offer a proven way to remove what is known and documented to be a leading cause of premature coating failures — soluble salt...

Specifying the Gold Standard for Color and Protection Specifying the Gold Standard for Color and Protection Specifying the Gold Standard for Color and Protection Specifying the Gold Standard for Color and Protection


A world-class corrosion expert discusses the 'gold standard' coating system for proven corrosion protection and color resilience—the key...

9 Things to Keep in Mind when Performing a Marine Coating 9 Things to Keep in Mind when Performing a Marine Coating 9 Things to Keep in Mind when Performing a Marine Coating 9 Things to Keep in Mind when Performing a Marine Coating


Essential topics to keep in mind when performing surface preparation and applying a marine coating. Although targeted at vessels, also...

Applying Protective Coatings to Ships in Cold Winter Conditions Applying Protective Coatings to Ships in Cold Winter Conditions Applying Protective Coatings to Ships in Cold Winter Conditions Applying Protective Coatings to Ships in Cold Winter Conditions


Applying protective coatings to ships in cold winter conditions is problematic. Painting in low temperatures has created many modifications...

Preventing Tea Staining Corrosion of Stainless Steel Preventing Tea Staining Corrosion of Stainless Steel Preventing Tea Staining Corrosion of Stainless Steel Preventing Tea Staining Corrosion of Stainless Steel


Stainless steel enjoys a strong and enduring reputation for visual appeal, but is susceptible to a type of corrosion known as tea staining...

Specifying FBE Coatings for High-Temp Pipelines Specifying FBE Coatings for High-Temp Pipelines Specifying FBE Coatings for High-Temp Pipelines Specifying FBE Coatings for High-Temp Pipelines


We spoke to fusion-bonded epoxy (FBE) expert, Alan Kehr, about specifying this material for high-temperature pipelines.

Understanding a New Trend: In Situ Cleaning and Coating Understanding a New Trend: In Situ Cleaning and Coating Understanding a New Trend: In Situ Cleaning and Coating Understanding a New Trend: In Situ Cleaning and Coating


Every corrosion, abrasion, or erosion issue can present its own unique set of problems and associated solutions, each bearing its own merit...

Blast Pressure: How to Get It Right Blast Pressure: How to Get It Right Blast Pressure: How to Get It Right Blast Pressure: How to Get It Right


Finding the optimum blast pressure is a balancing act that entails taking into consideration the requirements of the job and the...

Best Practices in Installing Process Vessel Lining Systems Best Practices in Installing Process Vessel Lining Systems Best Practices in Installing Process Vessel Lining Systems Best Practices in Installing Process Vessel Lining Systems


This article in “Internal Corrosion Management of Process Vessels in the Oil & Gas Industry” series explores best practices in installing...

7 Things to Know About Flash Rust 7 Things to Know About Flash Rust 7 Things to Know About Flash Rust 7 Things to Know About Flash Rust


Flash rust occurs with any type of wet, abrasive blasting or surface preparation using water. Understanding how it forms is essential to...